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or call 212–964–8465

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PO Box 980
New York, NY 10272

 
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Fish Trucks on Peck Slip
$3,200 – watercolor – 14" x 20" unframed

Peck Slip is one of the wider streets in the Seaport area. It was a waterway until filled and paved in the early 1800s. it was used as a parking area for buyers at the Fulton Fish Market until 2005. A park is being constructed on it today.

As I look west on Peck Slip, the street lights guide my eye into the composition along with the foreground figure. Luckily, the Woodworth Building is off center, thus acting as a subtle terminus for my attention. – N.R.

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Brooklyn Bridge Arches
$1,500 – watercolor – 15" x 11" unframed

The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 and was an engineering marvel of its day. People from around the world come to see it, photograph it, and walk across it. Movies are filmed of and on it, and celebrations center around its iconic towers.

I often walk along the East River on my way to and from the South Street Seaport. I always stop to marvel at the bridge, especially when it is lit. I Found this lighting design inspiring. – N.R.

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Summer Sunrise
$1,500 – watercolor – 15" x 11" unframed

The Brooklyn Bridge between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights spans the East River at the narrowest point between the two land masses. The bridge seen beyond it is the Manhattan Bridge, opened in 1909.

For many years, my studio at the Seaport overlooked the East River and the three downtown bridges. Dawn was often a glorious event, especially in the fall. Here I tried to get the intense glow of the sun as it rises behind the still-dark tow of the Brooklyn Bridge.– N.R.

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The Electrician
$1,500 – watercolor – 15" x 11" unframed

An electrician works in a cramped space festooned with colorful wires. I thought the light effect of the bare bulbs overhead, highlighting the wires, made an interesting composition. – N.R.

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View from Nassau Street  

View from Nassau Street
$3,200 – watercolor – 22" x 15" unframed

This street in the financial district is hilly, and runs toward Broad and Wall streets. The New York Stock Exchange, with flags fluttering, is at the bottom of a hill, so the lower part is not visible in this view. The massive Federal Reserve building is on the left.

The financial district in lower Manhattan has a particular feel not found in other parts of New York City. With tall buildings crowding narrow streets, one block can be in utter darkness, while the next is bathed in sparkling sunshine. – N.R.

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View from the Palisades  

View from the Palisades
$3,200 – watercolor – 15" x 22" unframed

The George Washington Bridge was the world’s longest suspension bridge when it opened in 1931. It spans the Hudson River between upper Manhattan and Fort Lee, NJ. It was originally designed to be sheathed in granite, but with the onset of the Great Depression, the steel was left exposed. A lower level was added in 1962.

Fog softens the heft and rigidity of the bridge’s steel and allows me to better bring out the structure’s filigree-like forms. I intensified the fog effect to accentuate the red of the light house on the far shore. – N.R.

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Good Throw  

Good Throw
$1,500 – watercolor – 11" x 15" unframed

In 1990 I became interested in the construction of the Cross Bay Boulevard Bridge in Howard Beach, Queens, NY, and for two years documented every phase of the building process as the new bridge went up and the old one was torn down. In this scene, I focus on the contrast between the static, blocky forms of the barges, and the graceful gesture of the dockbuilder and his rope in midair. – N.R.

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Wintry Crossing  

Wintry Crossing
$3,200 – watercolor – 20" x 14" unframed

I first painted a similar composition in 1995, with a more substantial rendering of the World Trade Center twin towers. After they were gone, I again painted the scene, treating the towers in a subtle, ghostly way. I was quite attached to the buildings, and often popped up to the observation desk, just to admire the splendor of New York City–after all, it was in my own back yard. – N.R.

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Harlem River Bridges in Snow
$1,500 – watercolor – 11" x 15" unframed

I have walked the"Great Saunter" with the Shorewalkers group several times. This is a 32-mile trek around the rim of Manhattan on the first Saturday in May every year. After rounding the top of the island at Spuyten Duyvil from the Hudson River to the Harlem River, we walk under several bridges between upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Although the event is in May, I used artistic license and made this into a snow scene. – N.R.

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Purchasing Information

Naima is happy to answer questions about purchasing artwork or commissioning a special order painting.

Please email Naima at SeaportArtist [at] gmail.com or call her at 212-964-8465.

Layaway Plan

Payments can be made over time, with no interest charges. The artist keeps the artwork until paid in full.

Shipping

Packing and shipping are available. Charges depend on size of artwork and method of shipment.

Framing

Matting and framing are available for unframed prints, watercolors and charcoals.

Sales Tax

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